In the annual Naval Review we look forward each May to hearing from the senior leaders of the Sea Services and this year is no different. We lead off the 2010 Review with a look inside
the new Quadrennial Defense Review from Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Gary Roughead, who sets out to answer the question, "What does it mean?" According to him, the QDR follows quite nicely with the tenets and priorities embraced in 2007's A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower, which details the relevance of naval forces.
Next, Vice Admiral William R. Burke emphasizes that the new QDR is "not business as usual," as critics of the document were quick to claim. In fact, Vice Admiral Burke points out that previous QDRs envisioned threats on the horizon that are now in fact today's threats. And the new document lays out its own singular strategy for dealing with those challenges.